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My name is Glenn and I have been working toward making websites profitable since 2004.  And please notice that I said “working toward” making money online, because that is how I spent the better part of the past 15 years.  And it wasn’t until 2017 that I found a formula that worked.  You can read all about me and how I got here on my About Me Page.

If you have struggled to start and online business, your days of struggling are nearing an end.  In my experience, you have just found the only proven method for building a sustainable online business, and if you have the desire to succeed, you are indeed in the right place.  The only promise, I will make on this website, is the promise that I will help you every step of the way.

So if you have been searching for a tried and true method of creating a full time online income, your search is over.

I am part of a team that is currently helping hundreds of people realize their dream of starting an online business.  And although you can certainly be part of this team, I feel that it is important that you understand the requirements.  First and foremost this is not a “Get Rich Quick Program”, if you are interested in making fast money with little to no effort, then this is not the program for you.

As I mentioned in my opening statement, I started my online journey about 15 years ago.  One of my first attempts at creating and online business was purchasing the website “Coupian” (pictured to the right) on Ebay.  At that time, and for some time to come, I did not know the correct questions to ask, I did not understand the “Lingo” and I had never even heard of SEO.  I spent more than a decade and several thousand dollars, trying to learn the secrets of making an honest full time income via the internet.  My first website, Coupian only lasted about 8 months.

I can tell you that I fell for a few scams (which we will talk about later) and I started a few projects that might have worked, if I had the proper knowledge.  But I was completely unaware of the “big picture”.  I had some of the answers, but not ALL of the answers.

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My favorite passage from a Chinese Proverb states the following: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago…  The next best time is Today.

It’s time to get started.  If I told you that, in one years time, you could be making solid income online.  And in two years time you could be considering making your online business into your full time income.  Would that spark your interest?

It sparked my internet and I decided to make it happen.  I knew that I wanted to be in a better place in one years time and I definitely knew I wanted to be out of the 9 to 5 lifestyle.  Most importantly though, I knew I wanted to be capable of earning an income from any where in the world.  And I was determined to make that dream come true.

The only thing separating you from walking the exact same path that I did, is the right training platform.  It wasn’t until 2017 that I found Wealthy Affiliate and that changed my life.

The best piece of advise that I can give you, at this moment, is let’s get started.  Together, you and I will work to get your online business rolling.  We will produce a fully functional Affiliate Marketing website and select a Niche of your choosing.  Once our website is up and running, I will show you how to create content that attracts visitors to your website and ultimately we will monetize your site and start creating income.

What is Included in the WA Starter Package?

2 Free Websites to Practice Building Websites
First 10 Lessons are Free!
7 Days of Free Personal Coaching and Live Support!
Affiliate Program – “Earn While You Learn”

As you might expect, I would highly suggest that you consider upgrading to the PREMIUM version of Wealthy Affiliate, but if not,  please sign up for the free version and have a look around.  You can read much more about the Fantastic Community and Industry Leading Training that Wealthy Affiliate offers by reading my WA Review Post.

What Are Your Chances of Success?

I will give it to you straight, your chances of success are less than 10%.  That’s right less than 1 out of every ten people that start an online business succeed.  So what are some of the top reasons that people tend to fail while working toward their dream?

  1. They don’t treat their online business like a business
  2. They let distractions interfere with their productivity
  3. They do not create an action plan or fail to act on their plan
  4. They fail to get the proper training or a good mentor
  5. They spend money in an attempt to shortcut the process.

Now let’s ask the same question again, “What are your chances of success?”  The answer has now changed your chances of creating a successful online business is now just over 10% and nearing 12%.  The reason for the increase is that you now know what to avoid and how to correct the behaviors that lead to failure.  This is how it works, when you prepare yourself properly, you increase your chances for success.  As I have said many times, throughout this website, the biggest obstacle you will need to overcome, is YOURSELF.

Read some of these bits of advise from some successful people:

(As found on www.GoodReads.com)

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ― Benjamin Franklin

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” ― Abraham Lincoln

“Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared.”
― Idowu KoyenikanWealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

The question of whether you will be successful or not, should not be let to chance.  We make our own success and we all control our own destinies.  The two key aspects for generating, maintaining an growing a full time online income are preparation and persistence.  You will be successful, if you do the work, learn everything you can and stay patient.  This business model really does work, I am living proof and I am not special in any way.

In then image below you will find the First 10 Lessons provided by Wealthy Affiliate.

 

Everything You Need to Get Started – FOR FREE

As you read through the 10 Starter Lessons shown above, keep in mind that these are all free of charge and free of obligation. The lessons will guide you through getting started, selecting a niche and creating your first content a brief introduction to keywords.  Along with the training, you will be able to create 2 FREE Websites.  The Starter package, offered with the free membership to Wealthy Affiliate is absolutely the best value on the market at this moment.

When you first sign up for the Free Membership, you will receive a Welcome message from me.  You will also meet the owners of Wealthy Affiliate, Kyle and Carson, pictured to the right, with their respective families.

I will tell you, upfront that you will receive offers to go PREMIUM,  and the cost for going premium is $19 for the first month and $49/month from that point forward.  But you can certainly remain a STARTER, and continue to work on your website for as long as you wish.

After meeting the Wealthy Affiliate owners, you will be introduced to the basic model for creating an online business.  I will spare you the suspense and show you now. Here it is:

Starting with the Basics of Creating an Online Business

The model is very basic, and quite honestly that is the purpose of these 10 lessons.  The lessons will give you a foundation for creating your online business and a jump start on everyone who has not gotten any training at all.  During the introductory lessons you will learn how to select a “Niche”.  And as always, Niche Website Newbie has you covered.  You can browse our list of Niche Website Ideas to help you find the perfect niche for you.

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So let’s take a look at where we are, in the big scheme of things.  So, far you have been given the opportunity to create two websites, 10 lessons to Get You Started and I have practically spoon feed you over 100 niche website ideas, AND YOU HAVEN’T SPENT A DIME.

It might be worth some time to put things into perspective.  If you were to go out on your own and create two websites with hosting, email and pay for those items on a monthly basis, you might be looking at around $100 per month to maintain those sites.  Of course there are cheaper ways to get that done, but on average a Newbie would pay about $100 per month for 2 websites.

BTW: If you would like to learn more about the cost of maintaining a website, Check Out our How Much Does a Website Cost?Post.

It is important to note that while using the FREE STARTER Membership of Wealthy Affiliate, your free websites and content within them will belong to Wealthy Affiliate.  Once you upgrade to the Premium membership, the websites will transfer ownership to you.  This policy is in place to keep people from using WA web servers as their own personal free web storage.  It’s unfortunate but some folks will always try to work the system.

Always keep in mind that your are attempting to start a business and one of the more valuable lessons that you will learn here and within Wealthy Affiliate is that you need to treat this as a business.  Far too many people treat this endevour as some sort of hobby or sideline venture and that is a recipe for failure.   I’m not saying you cannot succeed by taking the slow and steady route, but, for most, life will eventually win out and the hobby will take a back seat.

Here are a few Articles to Get You Started:

What is a Niche Website?

What is Affiliate Marketing?

What is Search Engine Optimization?